Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
England > North East
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 48 101
Rank change year-on-year -10 +53 -1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 43 50 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.55% 4.16% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 4.94% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 42 53
North East median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97% +30.00%
10th Percentile £318 £340 £234
90th Percentile £502 £445 £510
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
North East median hourly rate - £11.00 £26.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -58.61% +129.09%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,051 1,013 2,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.72% 84.28% 87.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 666 1,720
North East median daily rate £400 £370 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +7.56% -14.00%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £518
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 121
North East median hourly rate £12.00 £28.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.89% +1.79% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £11.05
90th Percentile £30.78 £47.50 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North East region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +6 42 £425 - 15
Durham -24 1 - - 10
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 40 (93.02%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Mentoring
3 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (34.88%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (34.88%) Degree
5 14 (32.56%) Usability Testing
5 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (32.56%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (32.56%) Linux
5 14 (32.56%) Python
5 14 (32.56%) DevOps
6 13 (30.23%) Puppet
6 13 (30.23%) Analytics
6 13 (30.23%) Ansible
6 13 (30.23%) Windows
6 13 (30.23%) Java
6 13 (30.23%) Nagios
6 13 (30.23%) Configuration Management
6 13 (30.23%) Open Source
6 13 (30.23%) Market Research
6 13 (30.23%) Psychology
6 13 (30.23%) PowerShell
7 12 (27.91%) Bash Shell
7 12 (27.91%) Ruby
7 12 (27.91%) Perl
7 12 (27.91%) C
7 12 (27.91%) C++
7 12 (27.91%) New Relic
7 12 (27.91%) High Availability
7 12 (27.91%) Splunk

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
1 1 (2.33%) TPMS
1 1 (2.33%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (32.56%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (25.58%) Datadog
3 1 (2.33%) Office 365
3 1 (2.33%) PaaS
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) FTP
2 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.33%) Skype
2 1 (2.33%) SMS
2 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) OLAP
3 1 (2.33%) OLTP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Jenkins
1 10 (23.26%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Electronics
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) User Researcher
2 10 (23.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Senior User Researcher
4 5 (11.63%) Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Product Owner
6 2 (4.65%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Data Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Junior
6 2 (4.65%) Junior DevOps
6 2 (4.65%) Junior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (4.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Product Owner
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Administrator
7 1 (2.33%) Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (6.98%) Web Services
3 2 (4.65%) Velocity
3 2 (4.65%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
4 1 (2.33%) OpenID
4 1 (2.33%) REST
4 1 (2.33%) SOAP
4 1 (2.33%) WCF
4 1 (2.33%) WPF
4 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
3 8 (18.60%) Blog
4 2 (4.65%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Linux
2 13 (30.23%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Unix
4 1 (2.33%) AIX
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (93.02%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Mentoring
3 15 (34.88%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (32.56%) DevOps
4 14 (32.56%) Usability Testing
5 13 (30.23%) Analytics
5 13 (30.23%) Configuration Management
5 13 (30.23%) Market Research
5 13 (30.23%) Open Source
5 13 (30.23%) Psychology
6 12 (27.91%) High Availability
7 10 (23.26%) BDD
7 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
8 8 (18.60%) Prototyping
8 8 (18.60%) Web Analytics
8 8 (18.60%) Web Design
9 7 (16.28%) Strategic Thinking
10 5 (11.63%) Coaching
10 5 (11.63%) Qualitative Research
10 5 (11.63%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) Python
2 13 (30.23%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) PowerShell
3 12 (27.91%) Bash Shell
3 12 (27.91%) C
3 12 (27.91%) C++
3 12 (27.91%) Perl
3 12 (27.91%) Ruby
4 3 (6.98%) SQL
5 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.33%) C#
6 1 (2.33%) COBOL
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Degree
2 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) APMG
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB
5 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.33%) CISSP
5 1 (2.33%) GCED
5 1 (2.33%) GCIA
5 1 (2.33%) GIAC
5 1 (2.33%) GSEC
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (30.23%) Ansible
1 13 (30.23%) Nagios
1 13 (30.23%) Puppet
2 11 (25.58%) Kubernetes
3 10 (23.26%) Packer
3 10 (23.26%) Terraform
4 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) New Relic
1 12 (27.91%) Splunk
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Cloudera
3 2 (4.65%) Hortonworks
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Micro Focus
4 1 (2.33%) Pega
4 1 (2.33%) Qualys
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.33%) Tableau
4 1 (2.33%) VMware